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NASCAR fans of all ages are invited to a free event at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to greet Santa Claus and have their picture taken with the famous Monster Trophy in Victory Lane.

All visitors to Dover’s annual Santa in Victory Lane event will receive a voucher for a free ticket to the Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, “General Tire 125” ARCA Menards Series East race at Dover International Speedway. The “General Tire 125” kicks off Dover’s second NASCAR tripleheader weekend of 2020, which also includes the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Aug. 22 and the “Drydene 400” NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Visitors who donate a toy to Toys for Tots at the event will be entered for a chance to win four three-day tickets to the May 1-3, 2020, NASCAR tripleheader weekend at the Monster Mile, plus four Trackside Access passes for the Sunday, May 3 NASCAR Cup Series race. That weekend also includes the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, May 1 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, May 2. Toys for Tots accepts only new, unwrapped toys.

Visitors should enter the Speedway via Leipsic Road to access this event, not the main entrance for Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Attendees will be shuttled from the parking area near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza to Victory Lane.

The Santa in Victory Lane celebration is a rain or shine event. Visitors are asked to leave their pets at home. The track will provide donuts and hot cocoa for visitors as well.

Learn more about Monster Mile events and activities at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has a variety of great gift ideas for the passionate racing and auto enthusiasts in your life.
An IMS Museum Annual Membership provides incredible year-around benefits, such as free museum admission and a 10 percent discount on purchases when shopping in-person at the IMS Gift Shops, located in the IMS Museum building.
Members also receive invitations to exclusive, members-only events such as our featured exhibit preview parties, our “Fuel Up Fridays,” featuring IndyCar Series drivers and personalities, and discount admission for Museum events such as our “Distinguished Speaker Series” and “Shop Tour Series.”
AmazonSmile shopping: Nearly 200 million people around the world shop on Amazon.com each month. If you’re one of them, you can support the IMS Museum – with no added costs or strings attached – by using AmazonSmile for all your Amazon shopping.
The AmazonSmile Foundation supports the IMS Museum and other charities by donating 0.5% of every purchase. To support the Museum, Amazon.com account holders should log onto smile.amazon.com, select the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum as your non-profit charity, and start shopping.
For greater ease, change your Amazon bookmark to smile.amazon.com, and the page will operate and look exactly like Amazon.com – except for the friendly reminder you’re supporting the IMS Museum!
Other excellent gift ideas that support the IMS Museum’s mission:
Merchandise: Sales of special IMS Museum-branded merchandise – available online and in the IMS Gift Shops, located in the IMS Museum building – support the Museum and development of exhibits such as “From the Vault” presented by Bank of America, open now until April 20. To visit IMS Museum’s Online Retail Store: http://shop.ims.com/ims/ims-museum/.
Tom Carnegie bobbleheads: Sound-equipped Tom Carnegie bobbleheads, complete with the beloved IMS Public Address icon’s most famous phrases, are available for purchase on the IMS Museum eBay store and at the Museum’s welcome desk.
Historic radio broadcasts: Enjoy the full IMS Radio Network broadcasts of the 1958 and 1959 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, led by legendary “Voice of the 500” Sid Collins and his expert team of reporters. Also available are two-hour qualifications wrap-up shows from 1958-59; all of these shows have been digitally remastered and are available via digital download at: https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/history/purchase-historical-race-broadcasts. The race broadcasts (more than four hours) are $9.95 and qualifying shows are just $7.99. All proceeds support future IMS Museum radio restoration projects.
IMS Track Tour Gift Certificates: While a trip to the Indianapolis 500 should be on everyone’s “bucket list,” nothing gets you behind the scenes of “The Racing Capital of the World” like a track tour! IMS Museum tour gift certificates are available for our VIP Full Grounds Tour, the Private Golf Cart Tour and the very-popular Kiss the Bricks Tour.
For track tour gift certificates, please contact the IMS Museum’s welcome desk at (317) 492-6784 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Treat the race fan on your holiday list with tickets to Michigan International Speedway this holiday season. NASCAR’s Most Entertaining Track has a stocking stuffer and a holiday pack that is sure to be the envy of all race enthusiasts.

The stocking stuffer starts at $140. It includes two tickets to either the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 7 or the Consumers Energy on Aug. 9. In addition, the package includes two mugs to remind that special person of the nonstop entertainment awaiting them this summer. Now every time that race fan in your life has their coffee or tea in their red and white mugs, they can dream of a summer filled with memorable moments.

The special holiday pack that includes four tickets to either of the Cup Series races at the track start at $250 per pack. Guests will also receive an eight foot by 2.5 foot green fleece blanket as part of the ticket package.

“This is a unique opportunity for our fans to celebrate the holiday season with a limited edition mug and blanket as they prepare for another season of racing and entertainment at MIS,” said track President Rick Brenner. “We wish everyone a joyous and happy holiday season.”

Fans will want to check MISpeedway.com on Dec. 2 to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals. The speedway is rolling back prices for one day on select grandstand tickets along with Pit and Driver Introduction Passes. For that one day, guests can save up to $25 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 or the Consumers Energy 400.

Fans will want to find these special tickets awaiting them this holiday season. Be sure to purchase your tickets at www.mispeedway.com or by calling 888-905-7223.

Tickets start at $39 for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 7 and the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 9. Fans can find the perfect campsite for their families and friends in any of the different campgrounds at the track starting at $160. Campers have the option to move into select campgrounds on Thursday of race week starting at $130.

Kids 12 and under are admitted free on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, kids 12 and under tickets start at $20.  Kids 12 and under can attend three days of NASCAR action for just $20, ensuring families a weekend of fun at affordable prices.  

Any guest who purchases a kids 12 and under ticket to the FireKeepers Casino 400 on June 7 or the Consumers Energy 400 on Aug. 9 will automatically receive a Free Pit and Driver Introduction Pass added to their order courtesy of Henry Ford Health System.

Sunday ticket holders can stick around on Saturday after the NASCAR XFINITY Series LTi Printing 250 on June 6 and the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race on Aug. 8 for a post-race concert. Guests can enjoy the free fireworks show that lights up the sky. The concert will feature food and beverages for fans to enjoy, making it the place to be after the on-track action concludes.

Fans who purchase tickets or campsites now, can begin making their summer plans. Fans can order online at www.mispeedway.com or talk directly to a ticket service representative at 888-905-7223.


The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is partnering with Sports and Entertainment Travel, LLC (SET) as the official fan travel package provider for the upcoming race set for March 13-15, 2020.
SET’s official travel packages include hotel accommodations, VIP Club tickets to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Firestone Paddock Pass to access the “locker room of motorsports” where the crews work on the cars, driver meet and greet, plus more. Prices start at $2,789 for a double occupancy three-night land-only package with a hotel check-in on Friday, March 13th and check-out on Monday, March 16th.
“The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is proud to partner with SET to provide race fans a first-class travel experience,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “St. Petersburg is the ideal host city for the NTT IndyCar Series season opener each year. This is a can’t miss event with terrific weather and an awesome waterfront backdrop as the site for the race. Working together with SET on this collaboration further elevates the experience for race fans attending the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.”
As the season-opening event for the NTT IndyCar Series for the 10th straight year in 2020, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a global motorsports gathering. It attracted advance ticket buyers from 48 different states from across the U.S. as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, plus 19 additional countries in 2019.
“Our goal at SET is to create, manage, and provide an exceptional travel experience for those attending from the U.S. and across the globe. We’re excited to provide our services with travel packages for the valued race fans who are interested in attending the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” said Kyle McDonald, vice president of SET.
This travel package can be purchased from SET online at http://gpstpete.com/festival/travel-options or by calling 1-888-219-5323. To learn more about the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, please visit gpstpete.com or follow on social media using #FirestoneGP.

Talladega Superspeedway is helping fans spread holiday cheer with two special 2-Day package offers – savings of more than $35 per option – for the spring race weekend, April 25-26, featuring the GEICO 500 and MoneyLion 300. The offers begin on Black Friday (Nov. 29) and run through Cyber Monday (Dec. 2). To take advantage, visit here.

These ultimate 2-Day package offers include something for everyone. Whether it’s taking in all the on-track action from high above in the towers or receiving up-close views from the lower grandstands near the start-finish line, fans can enjoy two days of incredible racing for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series event (April 26) and the MoneyLion 300 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race (April 25). Additionally, with these offers, fans also gain 2-Day access to the Talladega Garage Experience, a fan immersive experience like never before.

Below are the limited time Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals:

  • 2-Day Tower and Talladega Garage Experience Package – $219 PLUS FREE shipping
    • One (1) 2-Day Lincoln Tower Ticket (located between the exit of Turn 4 & the entrance to pit road) and one (1) 2-Day Talladega Garage Experience Pass for the MoneyLion 300 and the GEICO 500
  •  2-Day Grandstand and Talladega Garage Experience Package – $179 PLUS FREE shipping
    • One (1) 2-Day Talladega Grandstand Ticket (Sections F-L, located between the start-finish line & Turn 1) and one (1) 2-Day Talladega Garage Experience Pass for the MoneyLion 300 and the GEICO 500

Fans with a Talladega Garage Experience admission will receive entry into the epicenter of the Garage Experience, the unique 35,000 square foot BIG BILL’S Open Air Social Club. Lined on both sides by two garages that house the top 22 teams (11 on each side) in NASCAR’s premier series, fans get “up-close” access in the garage bay viewing areas – and just steps away from their favorite teams and drivers while they work on their cars throughout race weekend.

Other family/fan friendly items in the Garage Experience include incredible $4 or less Value-Priced Concessions, FREE Wi-Fi, a Kids Zone, a Game Zone, Clyde May’s Courtyard, Tito’s Lemonade Lounge, an entertainment stage for local music, Driver Q&A’s and other interviews, as well as a reserved area for Gatorade Victory Lane celebrations after each race in Fr8Auctions Celebration Plaza. Fans with admission will also get to witness Sunday pre-race ceremonies and Driver Introductions at the Start-Finish line.

For additional information, call 855-518-RACE (7223) or log onto www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.


The Carlos Vieira Foundation and their Race 2B Drug Free Campaign have joined forces with the Madera Speedway to support the MAVTV-televised Nut Up Pro Late Model Series.  An additional $75,000 will be up for grabs during the Race 2B Drug Free BIG 3 on March 14, July 25, and October 3.
Both the season opener on March 14 and the Summer Speedfest on July 25 will pay $5,000 to win with $3,000 for second and $2,000 for third.  The Short Track Shootout finale on October 3 pays $10,000 to win, $5,000 for second, and $2,500 for third.  Each night’s B Main event will also see exciting purse increases, with $1,500 to win followed by $750 for second and $500 for third. 
Drivers in the BIG 3 will be competing for a special point fund with $5,000 for the champion, $2,500 for second, and $1,000 for third.
A $10,000 bonus has been offered if any driver can sweep all three races. A $10,000 “Triple Main Challenge” will be offered for the fast-time qualifier.  If that driver can win the C Main, B Main, and feature all from the rear of the field they will win the bonus. An additional $5,000 bonus will be awarded if a driver can sweep all three fast-time awards.  $5,000 bonuses have also been posted for finishing in the top-three in all three races, leading the most laps in all three BIG 3 races, and a bonus for winning all three B Mains.
“I love the sport of racing and I believe that this sport is a great way to help in deterring some kids and adults from going down the wrong path in their life. Through our foundation and our Race 2B Drug Free Campaign, we are continually supporting ways to help kids stay away from drugs,” Carlos Vieira said.
The Race 2B Drug Free sponsors motivational speakers to visit schools, speaking first-hand about the consequences associated with experimenting with drugs. The foundation also helps by providing a safe place for kids to go after school.  Carlos Vieira Foundation sponsors a free, afterschool boxing and Jujitsu program where kids can positively release aggression and self-threatening behavior. They help youth replace it with learning discipline, camaraderie, and self-wellness.
“By sponsoring the BIG 3 Race Series, we are hoping to support a successful event in which kids and adults can look forward to the sport of racing, which is thrilling and exhilarating but does not involve being out in the streets and getting in trouble,” Vieira said.
“We are passionate about youth in our community and partnering with the Carlos Vieira Foundation to gain more awareness for the Race 2B Drug Free campaign is a great way to bring more people to the Madera Speedway that would otherwise not gain exposure to our sport,” Promoter Kenny Shepherd said.  “I also see this as a great opportunity for us to use the platform we have with the speedway and our MAVTV show to raise awareness for the campaign. We came up with the three-race series that will create record amounts of prize money available for the drivers while at the same time promoting a great cause.”
All nine races for the Nut Up Pro Late Models are televised on MAVTV as well as the 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series.  $2,000 will be offered to the Pro Late Model winner on April 4, April 28, May 23, June 27, August 22, and September 19 in addition to the Race 2B Drug Free BIG 3 events.
For more information about Madera Racing on MAVTV please visit www.racemadera.com or www.mavtv.com. For more information on Nut Up Industries please visit www.nutupindustries.com and for more information about 51FIFTY visit www.51fiftyltm.com The Carlos Vieira Foundation is online at www.carlosvieirafoundation.org
Madera Speedway is presented by major partners Nut Up Industries, 51FIFTY, iPull-uPull, and Color Fast Industries.  Contingency sponsors include Five Star Bodies, Maita Motorsports, McCallister Precision Marketing, and StopTech Brakes.
Madera Racing on MAVTV airs Thursdays every week.  The show airs at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST and is also available on the Lucas Oil Racing TV app.  The seventh round of the 2019 51FIFTY Jr. Late Model Series airs on December 5th!

Madera Speedway PR

For much of the past eight months or so, a bologna burger has been the food of choice for many South Boston Speedway competitors, but Thursday, with engines and wrenches quiet, turkey will be the main course.

And giving thanks will be the order of the day.

“I’ll be at home with my family enjoying the day,” South Boston Speedway Late Model Stock champion Peyton Sellers said of his Thanksgiving Day plans. “I’m extremely thankful that I have all of my family and that we’ll all be together.

“I’m thankful we’ve got work. Business is going well. It looks like things are headed in a good direction. We’ve got a lot to be thankful for.”

Thomas Scott is thankful for a solid racing season … third in South Boston’s Late Model Stock standings with 11 top five finishes but he’s grateful for so much more in this season of giving thanks.

“I’m especially thankful for my family and friends,” said Scott. “They have really helped me a lot this year through a stressful racing season as well as a stressful year in my career.”

Scott has a wee bit more to be thankful for this year; he and his fiancé Brittany Wooten will be walking down the aisle soon. “I’m excited to be getting married soon and starting a new chapter in my life,” he said.

Danny Willis Jr. enjoyed a stellar season in his return to the Limited Sportsman Division in 2019 with six wins and 14 top-five finishes leading to his fourth Limited championship at South Boston. He plans to be back at the track in 2020, either in a Limited or a Late Model, but for at least a few days, his mind is far from going in circles.

“I’m thankful for my wonderful family and for them to always be at my side,” said Willis. “I’m thankful for all the great friends we have and I’m thankful for being healthy.”

Veteran Hornets Division driver Kevin Currin wrapped up a third division title in 2019 behind three wins and a dozen top five finishes. That season of fun is far from his mind this week as he gives thanks with his family.

“This Thanksgiving I’m happy for my wife, my son and my family and close friends,” the Chase City driver said. “I’m thankful for a healthy and prosperous year. I’m thankful for our freedoms and our savior Jesus Christ.”

It won’t be long though, before all drivers will be turning their thoughts back to racing at South Boston Speedway. The 2020 South Boston Speedway season begins on March 21 when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits for a 150-lap race. There will also be twin 75-lap NASCAR Late Model Stock races that afternoon.


This holiday season, race fans can give the gift of the “World Center of Racing” with the return of Daytona International Speedway’s annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket specials.

From the leading events of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth to the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA and the 50th annual DAYTONA Supercross, the Speedway has a number of stocking stuffers that will provide the thrills of racing along with great value.

On Friday, Nov. 29 (Black Friday) and Monday, Dec. 2 (Cyber Monday), the Speedway will offer the following $60 ticket package specials:

  • Rolex 24 At DAYTONA: General admission frontstretch seating and infield access for the 58th anniversary of North America’s most prestigious sports car race on Jan. 25-26, a Rolex 24 event hat, UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access and garage access on Sunday, a savings of 37 percent.
  • The Clash At DAYTONA/DAYTONA 500 Qualifying presented by Kroger: General admission frontstretch seating and $20 in concession vouchers for the Sunday, Feb. 9 NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader, a savings of 20 percent.
  • Bluegreen Vacations Duel At DAYTONA: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access for the 150-mile qualifying races on Thursday night, Feb. 13, a savings of 43 percent.
  • NextEra Energy 250: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday night, Feb. 14, a savings of 29 percent.
  • NASCAR Racing Experience 300: General admission frontstretch seating ticket and UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access for the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener on Saturday, Feb. 15, a savings of 43 percent.

Kids 12 and under are FREE in general admission frontstretch seating and UNOH Fanzone for the above DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth events.

There are also ticket package specials for fans of Bike Week At DAYTONA and the Coke Zero Sugar 400:

  • 50th annual DAYTONA Supercross: Reserved ticket and Trackside Access, which gets you closer to the action than anywhere else on the circuit, can be purchased for $50 – a savings of 33 percent. The historic Supercross event takes place Saturday, March 7.
  • Coke Zero Sugar 400: Reserved ticket and a Racing Electronics scanner rental for $69, a savings of 28 percent, for the historic first NASCAR Cup Series regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 29.

To take advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket specials, guests can call 1-800-PITSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/deals.

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.


After getting their fill of Thanksgiving food, race fans can feel the thrill of driving on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s high-banked turns when Black Friday Blowout returns from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday.

In addition to 50-percent discounts on select 2020 All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 tickets in the ticket office, Black Friday Blowout gives race fans the golden opportunity to drive their personal cars on the same iconic track as racing legends like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon – and the only requirement is spending $50 on merchandise or tickets to 2020 NASCAR or NHRA events, or donating $25 to Speedway Children’s Charities. The ticket discount will run through Cyber Monday on Dec. 2.

The Black Friday Blowout will also feature major discounts on souvenir merchandise including men’s and women’s apparel. The gift shop will feature speedway items for as low as $1. Fans will find 1:24 and 1:64-scale diecast cars in the gift shop as well as souvenirs for just $5. The speedway’s Cyber Monday sales continue the string of big savings, PLUS free shipping.

A lunch buffet will be on sale in the Speedway Club to provide shoppers with an unmatched view of the speedway while enjoying exquisite holiday food. Fans interested in taking in a full day at the speedway can also witness the extravagant Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out light show on Friday evening, as well as every night leading up to Christmas Day.

Speedway Christmas presented by Cook Out runs from 6-10 p.m. each night, with attractions including a family-friendly Christmas Village, 75-foot Christmas tree, festive carousel and photos with Santa.

Fans can buy or renew tickets to 2020 events at the speedway by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267), visiting the ticket office on Black Friday or visiting http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/.

Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway by following on Twitter and Instagram or become a Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest news and information with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.


Texas Motor Speedway has saved its biggest sale of the year for Black Friday, with a Friday ticket to the 2020 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 weekend just $30 as well as 30-percent off all other tickets for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race.
Beginning Friday, Nov. 29, at 12:00 a.m., race fans will be able to take advantage of substantial savings while being the first to secure their tickets to see Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and more in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Black Friday sale will be the only chance to purchase individual O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 tickets until January 15, 2020.
These will be the lowest-priced tickets offered for the March 27 ticket that will include: practice sessions for the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, the first day of The Dallas Morning News Qualifying Days with the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, and the Gander Truck race.
Texas Motor Speedway's Black Friday special offer ends Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm central.
For 2020 season ticket or race information, please visit texasmotorspeedway.com or call the speedway ticket office at 817.215.8500.

The NASCAR champions for the 2019 season have been crowned and the grounds crew at Daytona International Speedway, in collaboration with Missouri Turf, is turning the page and preparing for the new season and the 2020 DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16.

On Monday, the process began of planting the grass that will create another eye-catching design in the famed tri-oval for DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth, which is highlighted by the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Cup Series season opener on Sunday, Feb. 16.

The crew of five plants two different types of grass in the tri-oval – perennial rye (dark grass) and annual rye (light grass) – on the most visible piece of real estate at Daytona International Speedway. This process creates the design that fans and television viewers come to expect in February when watching the races at the “World Center of Racing.”

The design in the tri-oval grass was selected by fans through the Speedway’s social channels and the new look will be unveiled in January prior to the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA.

Here are some numbers behind the grass in the nearly five-acre tri-oval:

  • 3,350 lbs. of seed, approximately 837 million individual seeds
  • 90 man hours
  • More than 1,000 lbs. of fertilizer
  • Seed will germinate within five to 10 days and grow in within three weeks

Tickets for the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16 and other DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented By AdventHealth events are available at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest news throughout the year.


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